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Martin Gaone Mabutho, Multichoice Chief Customer Officer Dies At 47

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MultiChoice Nigeria has announced the passing of Martin Mabutho, the company’s Chief Customer Officer. Martin Mabutho died at the age of 47 in the early hours of Tuesday, August 24, 2021, in Cape Town after a brief illness.

“Martin was not just a colleague but a very close friend and most trusted adviser. He was well-loved by everyone for his energy and hard work, his warmth, good humour and the creativity and positive attitude he always brought to the team. He will be greatly missed,” said John Ugbe, CEO, MultiChoice Nigeria.

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Mabutho joined MultiChoice Botswana as a Customer Service Supervisor in 1999, and later became a Brand Manager at MNet in 2003.

He led the Marketing and Sales effort for DStv Mobile in Sub-Saharan Africa before his appointment as MultiChoice Nigeria’s General Manager, Sales and Marketing in 2013.

In 2018 he was appointed Chief Customer Officer, responsible for driving the MultiChoice Nigeria customer group strategy covering customer value management, sales, marketing, customer experience and care.

Martin Gaone Mabutho, Multichoice Chief Customer Officer Dies At 47

Mabutho – the sales, marketing, and communication guru -brought refreshing touch to the office that keeps positioning DStv as a strong contender among conglomerates competing for customers’ hearts and wallets across the continent.

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The late Mabutho led a team of committed professionals, who keyed perfectly into the vision to make the brand one of the best globally while he was alive.

Mabutho, aside from the passion for his work and MultiChoice, has an unbridled love for sports and entertainment.

Mabutho demonstrated a long history of working in the broadcast media industry.

He was also skilled in Digital Strategy, Marketing Management, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Customer Value Management, Media Relations and Corporate Communications.

He is survived by aged parents, his wife Thato and their four children.

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Seyi Shay, Ebuka mourn

They say ‘the good die young/early/too soon’ I’m actually starting to believe this! Can someone please explain this paradox… � Lost too many good ones too soon this year already. My heart can’t take it anymore ! RIP Martin @MNet . U changed my life twice. We will miss u �

RIP BOSS #MARTIN

Seyi Shay

Terrible terrible day. Life really sucks man! Rest in peace Martin Mabutho. Top top guy �

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It Has Been “No Sex No Role” All The Way In Nollywood – Charity Nnaji

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Actress, Charity Nnaji, attracted some flak when she took to social media during the week to state that “being a female celebrity is more like advanced prostitution”. Many felt her comment was uncharitable to hardworking women in the entertainment industry.

However, in an interview with Saturday Beats, Nnaji stood by her words, stating, “It is the order of the day in Nollywood and they (filmmakers) have even upgraded. Sometimes, they would promise one a role, have s£x with one, collect one’s money, then give one the script of a movie that has already been shot. It is that bad in Nollywood. Young girls who are desperate to be famous are usually taken advantage of.”

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The actress also stated that her controversial Instagram post was triggered by her findings on the scandal between another actress, Tonto Dikeh, and her ex-lover, Prince Kpokpogiri.

She said, “What actually triggered the post was the voice note I listened to on my colleague, Tonto Dike’s Instagram page. The person she was having the conversation with, Merit, is a close friend and I called the person to find out what led to the voice note. I found out that almost all the girls mentioned in the voice note had slept with Prince Kpokpogri. Yet, those are the same people that pretend a lot. They claim to be building careers but are actually into ‘runs’ (prostitution) behind closed doors. After listening to that voice note and getting more information from Merit, it dawned on me that this (being an actress) is more like advanced prostitution.”

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It Has Been “No Sex No Role” All The Way In Nollywood – Charity Nnaji

Though many have dismissed her comments, saying she only made such statements to gain online popularity, Nnaji made it clear that was not the first time she would make such a controversial statement, and that it sometimes affected her getting roles in movies.

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She said, “When people say I’m chasing clout by making statements like these, does that mean because I am an actress I can’t have my own opinions or air my views? Things don’t work that way. That is why many people die in silence.

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“They (people in the movie industry) have never liked me because I say it the way it is. I am not a clout chaser and I did not make that statement because I want to gain popularity. I only commented on a trending issue. I don’t talk just because I want to open my mouth. I try to find out about issues before summarising them on my page.”

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BBNaija Shine Ya Eye: Nine housemates win N2.25million

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The nine remaining BBNaija Shine Ya Eye housemates recently won a cumulative sum of N2.25 million.

The Housemates, who were grouped into Team Papaya, Team Carrot and Team Gold, won the sum during the Hawaii task on Thursday.

After the different stages of the task, Team Papaya, which had Emmanuel, Queen and Saga, won N1million, Team Carrot, which had Liquorose, Whitemoney, and Nini won N750,000 and Team Gold, which had Angel, Cross, and Pere won N500,000.

The winnings join the multiple winnings of the housemates during their 61 days in the BBNaija Shine Ya Eye House.

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Fani-Kayode’s estranged wife ‘Snow White’ sues ex-husband, IGP for N800m

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Precious Chikwendu, a.k.a Snow White, estranged wife of ex-minister Femi Fani-Kayode, has filed a suit at a Federal High Court, Abuja, seeking the enforcement of her fundamental human rights.

The plaintiff in the suit filed against Fani-Kayode, Inspector-General of Police, his officers and men (joined as defendants), is claiming the sum of N800m as damages.

Other respondents were the Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Force CID, Commissioner of Police, FCT, CSP James Idachaba (OC Legal CID), FCT Command.

The plaintiff said she was demanding the said amount because of the roles of the respondents in intimidating and harassing her during the pendency of her custody suit.

Specifically, Chikwendu, in the suit filed by her lawyer, Abdul-Aziz Jimoh, asked the court to restrain the IGP, his officers and men from intimidating and harassing her in any form, pending the hearing and determination of her suit seeking the custody of the four children she had with Fani-Kayode.

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The applicant is also asking an order enforcing her fundamental human rights as she was apprehensive of an imminent violation of such rights in actualisation of alleged threats to her life by Fani-Kayode and in the face of the nonchalant and refusal of the first, second and third respondents (IGP, DIG Force CID and CP FCT) to investigate her genuine petitions of threat to life against the fifth respondent (Fani-Kayode).

Chikwendu sought for a declaration that she was not bound to honor the invitation of the first to fourth respondents in relation to a purported conspiracy and forgery of court records during the pendency of suit no CV/372/2021 between her and the fifth respondent.

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In an affidavit in support of the application deposed to by Chikwendu, she averred that, “I was in a most tempestuous and violent relationship with the fifth respondent (Fani-Kayode), a qualified legal practitioner, a politician and a former minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Fani-Kayode’s estranged wife ‘Snow White’ sues ex-husband, IGP for N800m

“The fifth respondent and I have four children together and I am forcefully separated from our children, who are all minors.

“Consequent upon the unbridled violence perpetrated against me by the fifth respondent and the forceful separation from our children, I filed a suit in the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, with Suit No CV/372/2021.

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“Rather than allow the contending matters placed before the FCT High Court to be determined by the honorable court, the fifth respondent has persisted in using the Police officers under the control of the first respondent (IGP) and supervised by the second respondent (Commissioner of Police FCT) incessantly to intimidate and harass me with a view to interfering in the adjudicatory powers of a competent court of justice.”

Chikwendu said she had also petitioned the Commissioner of Police, FCT, the third respondent, alleging threats to her life by the fifth respondent and that the Police Commissioner had refused to act on her petition, thus prompting her to go to court to enforce her fundamental human rights.

No date has been fixed for mentioning of the matter.

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